Tag Archives: sea level

Sea level rise overstated, exaggerated

“In mid February a frightening report made the rounds through the mainstream media, and also the German evening news Tagesschau warned: Sea level is not rising linearly, but rather exponentially and thus we should expect a sea level rise of 65 cm by the end of the century! At linear sea level rise rate at today’s 3 mm/year, 25 cm would be only manageable.  So what’s behind the story? “ click here

The Maldives Islands will soon be underwater

“Climate experts say the 1,196 Maldives islands will be drowned no later than this year.” click here

Climate and Sea Level Science Politicized, Quasi-Religon

“In the interview Mörner tells science journalist Alex Reichmuth that climate and sea level science has been completely politicized and hijacked by an activist agenda and has become a “quasi religion”. ” click here

Sea Level Rise has Not Accelerated, Slower than Expected

“Over the past months a spate of scientific papers published show sea level rise has not accelerated like many climate warming scientists warned earlier. The reality is that the rise is far slower than expected…” click here

Sea Level Data Tampering

“In a new paper published in Earth Systems and Environment this month, Australian scientists Dr. Albert Parker and Dr. Clifford Ollier uncover evidence that Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) overseers appear to have been engaging in the “highly questionable” and “suspicious” practice of adjusting historical tide gauge data to show recent accelerated sea level rise where no such acceleration (or rise) exists.” click here

Sea Level Data Tampering

“There is nothing in the sea level record which indicates humans have any influence, but lots of indication that the Sun controls it. However, there is one area of human influence – data tampering by government agencies.” click here

Global Sea Level Acceleration Only 0.002 mm/yr

Albert Parker, Clifford D. Ollier. Short-Term Tide Gauge Records from One Location areInadequate to Infer Global Sea-Level Acceleration. Earth Syst Environ (2017) 1:17  DOI 10.1007/s41748-017-0019-5.

Background: Long records of sea level show decadal and multi-decadal oscillations of synchronous and asynchronous phases, which cannot be detected in short-term records. Without incorporating these oscillations, it is impossible to make useful assessments of present global accelerations and reliable predictions of future changes of sea level. Furthermore, it is well known that local sea-level changes occur also because of local factors such as subsidence due to groundwater or oil extraction, or tectonic movements that may be either up or down.

Purpose: Limited data from limited areas of study are, therefore, unsuitable for making predictions about the whole world sea level. Yet, people continue to make such predictions, often on an alarming scale. Here, we use one example to illustrate the problems associated with trying to make sea-level predictions based on a short record (25 years) in a limited region.

Methods: Linear and parabolic fittings of monthly average mean sea levels (MSL) of global as well as different local (United States Atlantic Coast, United States Pacific Coast) data sets of long tide gauge records.

Results: It is clear from the analyses of the tide gauges of the ‘‘NOAA-120’’, ‘‘US 39’’, ‘‘PSMSL-162’’, ‘‘Mitrovica- 23’’, ‘‘Holgate-9’’, and ‘‘California-8’’ data sets and the United States Pacific and Atlantic coasts that the sea level has been oscillating about the same almost perfectly linear trend line all over the 20th century and the first 17 years of this century.

Conclusion: It is of paramount importance to discuss the proper way to assess the present acceleration of sea levels. This can not be done by focusing on the short-term upward oscillations in selected locations. The information from the tide gauges of the United States does not support any claim of rapidly changing ice mass in Greenland and Antarctica. The data only suggest the sea levels have been oscillating about the same trend line during the last century and this century.